Screening: Shorts at the Frontline Club

Screening November 28, 2012 7:00 PM

How much time do you need to tell a story? Which techniques can you use for non-fiction storytelling? Join us for evening of short documentaries from different parts of the world covering a wide range of topics. Shorts at the Frontline Club will showcase moving, striking and funny films exploring the different faces of documentary.

There will be short stories capturing the essence of big issues; films showing life in other parts of the world under difficult or extraordinary circumstances; and stories focusing on one particular remarkable event or person.

Karama Has No Walls

Through the lenses of two cameramen and the accounts of two fathers, Karama Has No Walls retells the story of the people behind the statistics and news reports of the events that took place on the Friday of Dignity during the Yemeni revolution.

Directed by Sara Ishaq
Duration: 27′
Year: 2012

Karama Has No Walls

Prayers for Peace (USA)

Director Dustin Grella takes us on an introspective journey through the heart and soul of his brother’s death by an IED outside of Fallujah, the artist finds memory indelible as well as fleeting.

Director: Dustin Grella
Duration: 7′
Year: 2009

Leonids Story (Germany/Ukraine)

This magically animated film combines drawing, photography and documentary video to capture the surreal emotions of the too-real tragedy: Chernobyl1986. The events are told through a Soviet family whose search for a modest paradise is swept into an immense disaster.

Directed by Tetyana Chernyavska and Rainer Ludwigs
Duration: 19′
Year: 2011

Returns (PL)

On 10 April 2010, one of the most important dates in modern Polish history, 96 people, including the Polish president and government representatives died in a;plane crash near Smolensk. They were on their way to Russia to participate in a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre, the mass murder of Polish officers carried out by the NKVD. Returns shows the preparations for the commemoration ceremony, resulting in a film as surreal as the events themselves.

Directed by Krzystof Kadlubowski
Duration: 7′
Year: 2010



Lullaby (Russia)

A couple of homeless men lay sleeping on the floor of a bank vestibule. If you want to use the ATM, you’ll have to step right over them or find somewhere else. Kossakovsky captures the economic crisis in a single image.

Director: Victor Kossakovsky
Duration: 3′
Year: 2012

Uravel (India/UK)

Unravel follows the Western worlds least wanted clothes, on a journey across Northern India. With limited exposure to western culture, workers construct a picture of the West, using their imagination and the rumours that travel with the cast-offs.

Directed by Meghna Gupta
Duration: 14′
Year: 2012

Each edition of Shorts at the Frontline Club we invite someone closely involved in the London Documentary scene. This time the Doc Heads team will join us.